ECO 351 (SA) No Audit
Economics of Development
This course is divided in two parts. The first examines why some countries are so much richer than others, and critically evaluate different explanations for this phenomenon on theoretical and empirical grounds. The second part deals with selected microeconomic issues related to life in the developing world, examining theories and data on education, health, credit and other topics.
Sample reading list:
Weil, David N., Economic Growth - Second Edition. Prentice Hall, 2009.
Banerjee, A.V. and Duflo, Esther, Poor Economics - Public Affairs, 2011
See instructor for complete list
Papers, problem sets and final exam. This will be the required textbook for half the course (the remainder will involve papers, book chapters).
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Students should satisfy all of the three requisites below: ECO 101, ECO 300 (or 310), ECO 302 (or 312). Students that do not satisfy the criteria may take the course only with permission from the instructor..
Students should have familiarity with calculus and with multivariate statistical regressions, since this course requires solving economic models with derivatives/first order conditions and reading empirical papers.
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